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Arkansas Dog Found in San Diego

Almost three months after going missing, a Pomeranian from Arkansas ended up in California after a mysterious journey.
SAN DIEGO, CA -- Almost three months after going missing, a Pomeranian from Arkansas ended up in California after a mysterious journey.

"My daughter cried for three weeks after he left," said owner Stephanie Roberts.

That was back on May 25 in Rogers when Koda went missing.

"The night he went missing, we were out til 4 o'clock in the morning looking for him," Roberts said. "We put up flyers every week for the past two months."

Since then, through this morning, Koda's been on quite a journey.

Found in San Diego last week, put on a flight this morning to Atlanta and then on a connecting flight back to Rogers.

A Good Samaritan found Koda on Beyer Way, a busy street in Chula Vista, and took him over to the San Diego County Animal Services in Benita. They were able to scan him and found that he had a chip and were able to contact the owner.

"This is the perfect example of why you microchip animals," said Dan Desousea of San Diego County Animal Services. "It is truly their ticket home as we say."

That's why Stephanie had Koda chipped.

"I told her (Robers' daughter), I said, 'Don't give up hope,'" Roberts said. "I said, 'He's got that microchip, sooner or later that microchip is gonna bring him home.'"

Desousea added: "So we called them last week and said we found little koda. We found him because he has a microchip."

Koda was due in Rogers around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

"I traded nights with a friend of mine at work, so that i could have the night off at work so we could all get reacquainted and spend time together," Roberts said.

But unlike the tears back in May, these will be of joy.

"A lot of crying," Roberts said. "A lot of happy tears."

This story was reported by Shawn Stiles of KFMB.

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